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Professor Sue Jordan

Professor Sue Jordan

Professor, Nursing

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 8541

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Office - 222
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Sue is a professor of medicines’ management and health services’ research, and a community councillor. Her multidisciplinary group is contributing to patient safety by developing and testing personalised nurse-led adverse drug reaction profiles to identify, communicate and minimize any adverse effects of prescription medicines and optimize doses.  Their current project is the Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRe) Profile. In clinical trials, this has reduced medicine-related harm, such as pain, sedation, nausea and falls. It also reduces prescribing of antipsychotics and sedatives. See http://www.swansea.ac.uk/adre/ We hope to persuade as many clinical areas as possible to use our work, to ensure patients are not left in pain.

Our research influenced recommendations for lower doses of medicines in labour, with a concomitant improvement in UK breastfeeding rates. We are building on this, and work showing the impact of antidepressants on breastfeeding and infant outcomes, with our European collaborations exploring medicines in pregnancy.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Medicines management
  • Adverse drug reactions / nurse-led monitoring
  • Nursing pharmacology / educational effectiveness
  • Research methods, nurse-led trials

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Pharmacology in Nursing

Medicine management

Research
Adre image

Projects include: clinical trials, process evaluations and sustainability studies of nurse-led medicines’ monitoring, analyses of large linked databases for exploration of putative adverse drug reactions, prescribing practices and clinical trial follow up; Cochrane/ systematic reviews. We are developing strategies to reduce the adverse effects of medicines and over-prescribing, (cover story for Nursing Standard 30.11.16).

Award Highlights
Collaborations

International collaborations include: University of Cape Town, Nordland University, Charles Sturt, University of Eastern Finland, EU funded (fp7, H2020, IMI) and Erasmus projects.